UFC Fight Night 70

Coming into a very busy period with the UFC. Over the next few weeks we have some great events. This weekend along with Bellator we have UFC Fight Night 70 headlined by Lyoto Machida against Yoel Romero. A good fight in the UFC middleweight division. Below is the fight card in full, betting odds and fight predictions.

UFC Fight Night 70 Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero Fight Card

Main Fight Card (FOX Sports 1 10pm ET / BT Sports 3am BST)
Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero
Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos
Hacran Dias vs. Levan Makashvili

Preliminary Fight Card (FOX Sports 2 8pm ET / BT Sports 1am BST)
Joe Merritt vs. Alex Oliveira
Sirwan Kakai vs. Danny Martinez
Lewis Gonzalez vs. Leandro Silva
Steve Montgomery vs. Tony Sims

UFC Fight Night 70 Betting Odds

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UFC Fight Night 70 Betting Predictions

To see the video picks for this event click here to skip to Kamikaze Scotties and click here for Mike Waz’s picks.

UFC Fight Night 70 Best Bets – Scott Jack

If my memory serves me correctly – I’ve had poor luck betting on or against Machida (22-6). He’s 3-3 in his last six, but his losses have come against top fighters in Weidman, Rockhold and Davis. However, I’m going against the Brazilian.

First off – the fight isn’t in Brazil anymore. Yoel Romero (9-1) is also a big striker and a southpaw. He’s 5-0 in the UFC with four wins by TKO/KO. Romero is a world class wrestler too. He should pick apart Machida on the mat and I can’t pass up his value.

  • Bet Levan Makashvili +170 (Bet365) vs. Hacran Dias

Dias (22-3-1) is 2-2 in the UFC with losses to Lentz and Lamas. I’m not sold on Dias and now that this fight is in the USA – I’ll be gladly betting on the American. Makashvili (7-1) wasn’t great in his debut, but he got the win and landed seven takedowns.

Dias has 80% TDD and he’s not easy to takedown, but Makashvili is persistent and should land a couple TD’s, which I believe will be enough. Dias has only averaged 2.00 SLpM and doesn’t do much work in the cage. I think these odds are way out of whack.

  • Bet Lorenz Larkin -215 (5 Dimes) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

I wanted to bet on the method of victory to get a better line, but I couldn’t decide between a TKO/KO win or a decision win. Larkin (15-4-0-1) had a rough 2014 – he went 0-3 with losses to Tavares, Philippou and Brunson. However, he beat Howard by TKO in 2015.

Larkin needs to stay on track with another win against Ponzinibbio (19-2). The Argentine fighter is 2-1 in the UFC after winning two in a row, but Larkin has a striking edge and neither fighter has a ground game. Larkin is an accurate striker and he should win.

  • Bet Larkin + Santos + Oliveira + Romero Parlay +583 (5 Dimes)

You already know why I’m betting on Larkin and Romero.

Thiago Santos (10-3) is 2-2 in the UFC with losses to Hall and Ferreira – both respectable opponents. Steve Bosse (10-1) is making his debut and his lack of experience will play a role. Bosses has power, but Santos has a 4” reach edge and can keep his distance.

I’ve also added the biggest favorite on the UFC Fight Night 70 card. Alex Oliveira (11-2-1-1) is 1-1 in the UFC and he just joined the promotion in 2015. This is his third fight already. He’ll have no problem beating newcomer Joe Merritt (6-0).

UFC Fight Night 70 Lyoto Machida vs Yoel Romero Picks – Mike Waz

UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs Romero Predictions – Kamikaze Scottie

 

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